No higher ideals are possible than those taught in Christian Science

Schenectady (N.Y.) Gazette

No higher ideals are possible than those taught in Christian Science. One of the tenets of the Christian Science church indicates the standard demanded. It says: "We solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure" (Science and Health, p. 497).

Our critic is quite right in his assertion that "I am justified in feeling that any one who touches my nervous system through the medium of hypnotism is a criminal quite as much as if he were secretly to give me an injurious drug." This is exactly the teaching of Christian Science on this subject. Christian Science eschews hypnotism, and a Christian Scientist never attempts to manipulate secretly the mentality of others. In fact, no Christian Scientist would undertake to practise in a way which would involve any attempt at the despotic control of will-power.

February 20, 1909
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